RBM Reviews Portal

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage reviews new books, periodicals and reports; exhibition, book and auction catalogues; and databases, websites, blogs, and other electronic resources, pertaining to the world inhabited by cultural heritage institutions, including (but not limited to) special collections libraries, museums, and archives. 

Writing a review is a great way to contribute to the professional discussion about our literature and is an ideal venue for new authors. The Editors of RBM welcome students and early professionals to indicate your interest in reviewing. We encourage those who may not have written a review in a while, or who may not have written a review at all, to volunteer. 

All reviews accepted for publication will be accessible via this online portal, and a selection will be included in one of the biannual print issues. 

If you are interested in being added to the slate of prospective reviewers, please complete the RBM Reviewers Form, including a description of your area(s) of interest/expertise.

Publishers, readers, or prospective reviewers who would like to suggest resources for review may do so through the Review Suggestions Form

If you have any questions, please contact RBM Reviews Editor Jennifer K. Sheehan at jsheehan@grolierclub.org.

2020 Reviews

Diana La Femina. Bernard Meehan. The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin, fully revised and updated edition. (Fall 2020)

Joshua C. Youngblood. Kathy Peiss. Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe. (Fall 2020)

Brian Shetler. Michael Vinson. Bluffing Texas Style: The Arsons, Forgeries, and High-Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins. (Fall 2020)

Jessie Sherwood. A Companion to the History of the Book, 2nd edition. Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose, eds. (Spring 2020)

Lena Newman. Nicholas S. Paliewicz and Marouf Hasian Jr. The Securitization of Memorial Space: Rhetoric and Public Memory. (Spring 2020)

Lauren Goss. Participatory Archives: Theory and Practice. Edward Benoit, III and Alexandra Eveleigh, eds. (Spring 2020)

Greta Reisel Browning. Peter Botticelli, Martha R. Mahard, and Michèle V. Cloonan. Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field. (Spring 2020)

Laura J. French. Laura A. Millar. A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age. (Spring 2020)

Tamara E. Livingston. Trusting Records in the Cloud. (Spring 2020)